What is the distinction between “reactionary nationalism” and “revolutionary nationalism”?  Who is he talking about in each category? Newton uses Malcolm X’s “house and field negro” analogy.  For Newton, who are the “house” and the “field” negroes?  Be specific. Identify and explain the two evils that Newton says the Black Panthers are fighting.

 

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Please select and answer 3 questions below (at least one from each reading). Please answer each question as thoroughly and in as much detail as possible.  Each answer should be at least 5 sentences in length.  Be sure to use your own words.

Huey Newton.  “A Prison Interview”

  1. What is the distinction between “reactionary nationalism” and “revolutionary nationalism”?  Who is he talking about in each category?
  2. Newton uses Malcolm X’s “house and field negro” analogy.  For Newton, who are the “house” and the “field” negroes?  Be specific.
  3. Identify and explain the two evils that Newton says the Black Panthers are fighting.
  4. What is Newton’s view of allies, including whites?
  5. Newton uses the mind/body metaphor in discussing integrated organizations. What is he trying to explain using this metaphor?
  6. How does Newton define “Black Power”?

 

Fred Hampton.  “Power Anywhere There is People”

  1. In Hampton’s view what are the purposes of participation?
  2. What is Hampton’s assessment of America?  Why is he opposed to integration?
  3. What is Hampton’s view of alliances, including cross-racial alliances?   Explain your answer.
  4. What does Hampton mean by the phrase “we don’t fight racism with racism we fight racism with solidarity”?

 

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